Olympic Spam Going for the Gold

Spammer, always looking to exploit the latest fad or public interest, are flooding the Internet with emails targeting those who are interested in the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London, according to SiliconANGLE.

Prizes and Tickets

The emails have subject lines like "2012 Olympic Promo". Some have attachments with malware (like viruses) that can infect your machine or cause other problems.

Others are phishing scams, offering or notifying you of things like prizes or tickets in exchange for your personal information. Never open such attachment or provide such information.

How to Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams

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